what is the middle of green?
an earthworm has no beginning or end
where does the rain hide after the clouds melt?
walking east expresses arriving from the west
is every cherry blossom unrivaled like every snowflake?
the Earth glides through the sweetspot of the Sun’s rays
who is more humble, a bee or a glacier?
glazing the stop sign, verve and moss
hotter, habanero flesh or fumarole steam?
time infinite, multiverse varied, please add your own
Michael G. Smith is a chemist. His poetry has been published in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Cider Press Review, Nimrod, the Santa Fe Literary Review, Sin Fronteras, Superstition Review, other journals, and anthologies. The Dark is Different in Reverse was published by Bitterzoet Press in 2013. No Small Things was published by Tres Chicas Books in 2014. The Dippers Do Their Part, a collaboration with visual artist Laura Young of haibun and katagami from their Shotpouch Cabin residency sponsored by the Spring Creek Project (Oregon State University), was published by Miriam’s Well in 2015. Flop Flop, a collaborative exploration of haiku with Miriam Sagan will be published by Miriam’s Well later this spring.
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